Planning for a census or data collection activity is key to the success of the overall effort. Understanding where to count and how to conduct a count in a short, defined time frame requires careful planning. Mapping is generally recognized as one of the most crucial activities in the generic statistical business process model, playing a critical role in providing the geographic basis of information used during the actual process of enumeration. An authoritative and up-to-date basemap is essential to success. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) with GIS, referred to as GeoAI, is rapidly changing the way we can update our basemaps and plan our work.
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